Tag: Department of Pharmacology


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Master of Science In Pharmacology Program at UTHSC Ranks Fifth In Best Value

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According to the 2019 listing by BestValueSchools.com, the Master of Science in Pharmacology program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) ranks at Number 5 of 25 in Best Value. The program is offered through the UTHSC College of Graduate Health Sciences. It is the first time the program has received the honor.… Read More


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UTHSC Hypertension Investigator Receives $2.6 Million Grant, Champions VCR CORNET Awards Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center researcher Kafait U. Malik, DSc, PhD, professor in the Department of Pharmacology, has been working in the area of cardiovascular science, with a focus on the mechanism underlying the development of high blood pressure, or hypertension, and its pathogenesis for more than four decades. “I have a zest… Read More


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Dr. Alex Dopico Co-authors New Book Addressing the Role of Vascular Ion Channels in Physiology and Disease

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Alex Dopico, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), is known for his research in pharmacology and lipid regulation of ion channels in vascular smooth muscle. Dr. Dopico’s research along with those of other top researchers in the field of vascular ion channels… Read More


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PNAS publishes an article from Bukiya et al., on the first time identification of an alcohol-recognition site in BK ion channel proteins

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Decades-long investigations throughout the world have documented that ethanol-induced modification of ion currents mediated by BK channels modify physiology and behavior. A recent paper published by Drs. Bukiya and Dopico in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences unveils and characterizes an ethanol-recognition site in the BK channel-forming protein itself,  a finding that will… Read More